Nucella

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This article is about a genus of snails. For the medieval composer who used this name, see Nicolaus Ricii de Nucella Campli.
Nucella
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Three color varieties of Nucella emarginata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Ocenebrinae
Genus: Nucella
Roding, 1798
Type species
Buccinum filosum Gmelin, 1791
Species

See text

Synonyms[1]
  • Polytropa Swainson, 1840
  • Polytropalicus Rovereto, 1899

Nucella, common name dog whelks or dog winkles, is a genus of small to medium-sized predatory sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the subfamily Ocenebrinae which is part of the large family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.

Species[edit]

Species in the genus Nucella include:[1]

Species brought into synonymy 
  • Nucella acuminata Carcelles, 1954 accepted as Acanthina unicornis (Bruguière, 1789)
  • Nucella castanea (Küster, 1886): synonym of Orania castanea (Küster, 1886)
  • Nucella cingulata (Linnaeus, 1771): synonym of Trochia cingulata (Linnaeus, 1771)
  • Nucella elongata Golikov & Kussakin, 1962: synonym of Nucella freycinetii (Deshayes, 1839)
  • Nucella heyseana var. elongata Golikov & Kussakin, 1962: synonym of Nucella heyseana (Dunker, 1882)
  • Nucella lindaniae Lorenz, 1991: synonym of Nucella wahlbergi (Krauss, 1848)
  • Nucella pyramidalis (Turton, 1932): synonym of Nucella dubia (Krauss, 1848)
  • Nucella theobroma Roding, 1798: synonym of Nucella lapillus (Linnaeus, 1758)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nucella Röding, 1798. 2 January 2011. Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species.
  • Vaught, K.C. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne, FL (USA). ISBN 0-915826-22-4. XII, 195 pp.
  • Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180–213

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